A FINANCIAL expert visited Accrington and Rossendale College to speak to students as part of the 'speakers for schools' initiative.

Steve Almond, global chairman of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd, spoke at the college’s Coppice Theatre, which was made up of students and specially invited guests. After the talk, Mr Almond answered questions from staff, students and guests about his life, career and inspirations.

Tamsin Deasey, director of business and partnerships, said: “It’s important to raise student aspirations and ambitions and let them know about the fantastic places their careers can take them. “To meet someone who’s world famous and fantastically successful in what they do is a great opportunity and can’t help but to inspire them to think big about their futures.”